Cyndy Gabriel – Director of Care

Cyndy has been an integral part of the team at Menno Place for over eight years. Today we get to know her a bit better with a Q+A!

Q: What is your favourite thing about working at Menno Place?

A: I love the staff – they are our very biggest asset. They arrive to work every shift wanting to care for our residents many whom in time, become their extended families. They are loving, kind, and compassionate. Working in residential can be very difficult, both physically and emotionally challenging. I believe our staff are stars.

Q: What training did you get in order to do your job here at Menno Place? 

A: RN, Gerontology certificate and 37 years experience of acute/residential care.

Q: What was your first job?

A: I began working in concession stands at the PNE at age 14. Mostly hockey games and concerts. Popcorn reminds me of that job today.

Q: What do you do to relax?

A: Hiking & trail walking.

Q: What is your favourite place that you’ve been to?

A: Ucluelet. I love the Wild Pacific Trail.

Q: Who makes you laugh the hardest? Why?

A: My grand-daughter, because she is hilarious and makes me do silly things. She has a strong belly laugh which is contagious.